If you are setting up a nursery for your baby, we know you want your child to be as comfortable and healthy as possible, which means you have surely considered buying a humidifier for the room. Perhaps you haven’t purchased one yet because you are unclear on what a humidifier does, or you are unsure of its benefits for the baby, or don’t know how to choose the right one. We understand you are still undecided, that’s why we have created this handy guide to help.
So, let’s get started with the basics, including how to decide whether or not your baby needs a humidifier, and if so, how to choose the best one.
Basically, the main task of a humidifier is to vapor water to the air. That way, you can increase the moisture in your home during winter months when humidity levels are usually below average.
To understand whether or not your child needs a humidifier in his room, take a moment to answer these questions:
If you’ve answered “yes” to at least one question, getting a humidifier is recommended. There are numerous studies that prove the efficiency of having a humidifier in a nursery. Here are a few advantages for your child:
There are a lot of humidifiers on the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choices. However, to make it easier, here are things top rated humidifier should have to be safe for a child.
Having a humidifier at home or at the office is a huge trend these days. Manufacturers understand the benefits and their popularity and dozens of new models have started to appear on the market. Choosing the best one is harder than ever.
Here are some tips to help you sort through all the options to choose the best fit. Generally, all humidifiers fall into one of two categories: they are either cool mist or warm mist. Here’s why a lot of people might choose warm mist humidifiers:
Still, their major flaw is a huge potential for burns. There’s hot water in the humidifier and that’s how soothing mist is produced. So, if a humidifier falls or the water spills out, your baby can get burned.
It might not be highly likely to happen but why should we take the risk when it comes to our children? For that very reason, most parents choose a cool mist humidifier. Here the safety risks have been taken into account so that burns are no longer a concern.
Keep in mind: a cool mist humidifier needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent mold and bacteria. Otherwise, your baby will be breathing in microbes and you’ll be doing way more harm than good.
Before we get to explaining why one is a better fit for children or newborn babies than the other one, it’s only logical to explain the difference between the two technologies.
Evaporative humidifier – traditional technology
The gist of this technology is using fan-aided evaporation to turn water into air. There’s a filter that sucks in air thus increasing humidity in the room. One of the major advantages of evaporative humidifiers is no white dust since they have a filter.
However, there are still a few important drawbacks worth mentioning.
Ultrasonic humidifiers are most parents’ favorite choice. Why? Let’s get into the details.
How does an ultrasonic humidifier work?
There’s a small plate vibrating on frequencies a human ear cannot detect to break the drops of water into mist that later disperses in the air. Thanks to this advanced technology, ultrasonic humidifiers are usually quiet.
Ultrasonic humidifiers have a lot of advantages over evaporative ones. To name but a few:
Note, however, that an ultrasonic humidifier is filter free. That’s why you should use distilled water instead of tap water – to prevent white dust from being produced. No one wants his baby to breathe in dangerous substances, right?
All humidifiers are grouped into three categories by size:
Choosing the right one is determined by the size of a room where you plan to use a humidifier. Now, how do you know whether your nursery is small, medium, or large? Here are the guidelines:
When you go shopping for a humidifier, check with the manufacturer whether a particular model is baby-proof. By that, we mean:
Quite often, manufacturers create one or two humidifiers specifically for children. At least, that’s what we did with our 3L ultrasonic humidifier. Geniani humidifiers are considered extremely children-friendly. We’ve been ranked #5 in Wiki Ezvid of 2018’s best humidifiers for babies. We make sure our humidifiers are safe for children and will enhance a nursery.
We hope this article was helpful for you. Now you know what a parent should be looking for when choosing a humidifier for their child. Good luck finding the best fit!